In gnome-terminal, lxterminal and mlterm under Lubuntu 16.04, when pressing PgUp nothing happens, and the symbol ~ appears when PgDn is pressed, but the information won't scroll up or down. This is not the case for navigators and text editors, where they behave as expected. How can this be changed for a terminal?

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    Try shift+PageUp
    – DevilaN
    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:23
  • @DevilaN That solved the problem. Not that I can't get used to it, but need the same behavior in the editor and terminal. Is there any way to change this association?
    – nightcod3r
    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:26
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    These shortcuts cannot be changed in gnome-terminal.
    – jimmij
    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:39

2 Answers 2


It's a problem that has to be solved for each particular terminal. In the case of mlterm you add these lines to the shortcuts file ~/.mlterm/key:


As for gnome-terminal and lxterminal, the preferences window does not allow to change this.


I use Shift+pgUP and Shift+pgDOWN. this key combination provides page scrolling.

I am using Ubuntu though.

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    But, where is this keybinding established and how to change it for a terminal?
    – nightcod3r
    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:40

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